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. the 49ers jetted off to new orleans yesterday and even though the host city of news is expected to rake in big bucks this weekend, san francisco should get a boost. economists estimate the super bowl in new orleans will bring in $435 million for that city. another estimate claims that people in the hometown of super bowl contender like san francisco also get a boost, an income boost of $120 a year in personal income. for the 49ers ravens face-off fans throughout the country are expected to spend $11 billion on super bowl purchases from t- shirts to tv sets to beer. >> it is good for the economy,absolutely. there is a relationship between mood and spending and when people feel good they spend more. >> they feel good right now. >> they feel really good right now. very excited. >> reporter: people in san francisco are feeling good with the 49ers heading to the super bowl for the first time since 1995. psychology suggests that winning fans are big spenders and that means a winning season and winning the super bowl would be good for the economy in
trick to keeping the peace in new orleans. >> our officers learn from their first days of service that when you're in a huge crowd of people by yourself, you have to make friends and talk to people and work with people and that crowd will support you no matter what. >> reporter: there's no doubt, it's a big under taking for the city but the jobs and the more than $400 million it's expected to rake in the next week is worth it. >> the this is the nopd -- this is the nopd's time. we're going to eclipse everything that happened to us in the next two weeks and the men and women of this department are not going to let the people down. >> reporter: so far they haven't disappointed. the first couple nights we were here in new orleans we were walking around bourbon street which is controlled chaos on bourbon street with everybody out there celebrating, drinking, throwing beads, and everyone was high fiving police officers. they have a presence but they are friendly. people were taking pictures with the officer we were near, high fiving him, so they try
everywhere, flying from the floats from the balconies in the french quarter. new orleans nearly 300 years old. there is history here. we have been talking to people about what they expect from everyone coming into town. of course, the city is going to bring in money with all of these out-of-towners but if you think the super bowl is a big party with 150 to 200,000 people coming into the city, mardi gras, they expect way more than that for mardi gras. and, of course, as i told you, it's in the middle of mardi gras season and they know how to party out here. >> it's like two perfect worlds colliding. ravens, 49ers fans and mardi gras-goers. thank you, michelle griego live in new orleans. >>> before the 9ers landed in the big easy they got a ceremonial sendoff in the south bay. the team boarded a delta charter in san jose yesterday for what could be the ride of their lives. if they win that game. as the plane taxied the runway a couple of fire trucks bid farewell with a two hose salute. dozens of fans showed up to show their support outside the 49er tra
to catch the bus to get on to new orleans. >> good deal. i am always so taken by the spirit when it comes to the ravens and the fans in their town. there is nothing like it, and this captures it beautifully. >> 12 years ago when we celebrated winning super bowl -- celebrated the super bowl you have some old baltimore colts fans who did not want to quite except the team. 12 years later this is all about purple fashion. this is ravens nation. there's no holding back as far as celebrating this team. >> of course we have a team of reporters are ready in new orleans waiting for the ravens to get there. we will track their moves throughout the week. any idea what their schedule is like? >> not really. most of the sports teams obviously will be going. and i believe there are couple of others from the sports desk that are going. they will be well-represented. there were some baltimore ravens fans that are related to new orleans. >> there were lots study and live their that were baltimore ravens fans. she showed us her press credential have purple beads -- has purple beads. >> i know purple and th
touchdown in new orleans, a super sendoff for the baltimore faithful. the team's focus shifts to the big game on sunday. purple pride is everywhere. >> on three. one, two, three, baltimore! >> and eerning everyone. kickoff for super bowl xlvii may be six actual days away but excitement is overflowing. we have team coverage. we have more on how fans are going to incredible lengths to display their ravens purple pride. we begin with gerry sandusky. he is live in new orleans. we start with that insane ravens rally at the inner harbor and tonight in the big easy. >> it doesn't get much better than that. that is a full day when you start with thousands of ravens fans in a driving rainstorm. they were not at all affected by the weather. the weather in new orleans is spectacular. they got into town about 3:15. the super dome is spectacular. it stands out in the landscape as you come into new orleans. imagine how it looks for those who who never played at a super bowl. it was a 2 1/2-hour flight to new orleans. for some, the trip to the super bowl took 15 years. >> i mean, i don't thi
morning. we are counting down tonight to super bowl 47. >> ravens fans are flocking into new orleans ahead of the weekend showdown. they will have plenty to do down there to keep themselves entertained. let's go to the big easy for a look at the sights and sounds. what is the ravens than to do? new orleans is so boring. >> say that again question or >> i was just kidding. >> i can't hear you. there's a blimp overhead. just to give you a glimpse of what's going on tonight -- the super dome has been renamed. it is the mercedes benz superdome. i have all these little kiosks and things and putting up a huge image of avertin davis from the san francisco forty-niners. if you know anything about football, you will know that is a maryland terrapin right there some of the district of columbia. the superdome is looking a lot better than the last time i was in new orleans for hurricane katrina. this is the place where people took refuge with the waters rose. they put a lot of money into it to make it look absolutely perfect. as we look into downtown new orleans, just past that is
for some comments he made this week in new orleans. cate caugiran reports. >> reporter: we are learning now that cornerback chris culliver will be addressing the immediate yai today regarding that controversial comment he made during media day. take a listen. >> i don't do the gay guys, man. i don't do that. >> are there any on the 49ers? >> stop the tape. >> nah, we don't got no gay people on the team. they gotta get up out of here if they do,. >> stop:tape. >> canada be with that sweet stuff. >> is that true? >> yeah, that's true. >> reporter: yesterday he issued an apology saying, "it has taken me seeing them in print to realize that they are hurtful and ugly. those discriminating feelings are truly not in my heart." members of our local gay community are speaking out. greg sheryl from fernando and greg in the morning from 99.7 now wrote an op. ed. piece saying that chris culliver's comments are a step backwards in the move towards acceptance. >> it's disappointing because you feel like, you got kicked in the teeth by your home team. you kno
to monitor the situation. >>> moving on now, it's 1:00 in the morning in new orleans right now, and that means the night is young. the 49ers and ravens took the field at the superdome today, not for practice, but for media day. tomorrow, though, it gets much more serious. we have a series of reports tonight. dave fellman is in new orleans with eye-opening comments from randy moss. but we begin with terry mcsweeney who joins us with the super bowl ticket scam. it's an interview you'll see only on nbc bay area. terry, real quick, what happened? >> reporter: this woman's name is sharon osgoode. the way i see it, she is about 300 miles closer to new orleans this afternoon than this afternoon when i interviewed her in dublin. she is a 49er fanatic, and like the 49ers in the game against the falcons, she had to overcome a lot to make to it the super bowl. >> go niners! >> reporter: you can call sharon osgood the comeback kid, not unlike her beloved 49ers. remember when atlanta took a 17-0 lead against san francisco in the nfc championship game? well, that's just how sharon felt a few
, the harbaugh brothers are in town. they got a lot of attention and scrutiny. the new orleans times counted smiles during the media session. the 49ers' jim harbaugh smiled 18 times. they actually counted this. his brother john from baltimore 47. so hey, what's up, jim? each brother, though, they praised the other. >> said it many times that i think i'm half the coach that he is. >> i'm proud of what he's done. proud of the accomplishments. i'm very impressed with their team. >> both want to desperately win and be part of a championship. great thrill of winning. >> but we both need our victory here this week. >> the harbaughs will be together again friday for a joint news conference and there is word that they may have dinner tonight. man, i would love to be in on that conversation. bet you they're not talking about football. okay, lawrence. let's take a look at the weather. you can see my hair. we have been talking about this the last couple of days and the humidity, you can always tell with this hair i have my umbrella ready because rain is coming.
to board the bus to get to the plane that would land them in new orleans for the super bowl. and what will truly be the ride of their lives. [cheers and applause] >> reporter: outside of the 49ers fences in santa clara, dozens of fans waited to see their team off. >> when to come out and support the game and the 49ers. they are going all of the way, baby, yeah! >> it is history. something he will be able to take with him for the rest of his life. he was out here, supporting his team. >> reporter: all of the people that came out to see the 9ers off today had their own special messages. >> the quest for 6 will happen. >> keep doing what you are doing. you have great fans cheering you on. >> good luck and play hard. don't give up on yourself. >> reporter: the fans were kept out of sight as the players boarded. as media we were let in but instructed not to ask questions. jim harbaugh kept a lower profile. this is say shot of him. >> back on the other side of the fence. fans did not mind waiting. the anticipation works. >> every day or
comments he made earlier this week in new orleans. the team is also apologizing and with more on that is cbs 5's cate caugiran. >>> reporter: the question this morning though is, will fans be forgiving? this aof controversial comments cornerback chris culliver made earlier this week. take a listen. >> i don't do the gay guys, man. i don't do that. >> are there any on the 49ers? >> nah, we don't got no gay people on the team. they gotta get up out of here if they do,. can't be with that sweet stuff. >> is that true? >> yes. >> reporter: yesterday the football player issued an apology saying, quote, it has taken me seeing them in print to realize that they are hurtful and ugly. those discriminating feelings are truly not in my heart." but the backlash is continuing this morning. a radio host said in an op evidence piece: >> reporter: the team hasn't said what type of discipline or fines chris culliver will face if any. but they said they do not endorse or support what he said. reporting live in the castro, cate caugiran, cbs 5. >>> and
to new orleans to learn a logical something about crowd control. two officers, a sergeant and lieutenant, they are going to be paid to go to the super bowl's training session. >> new orleans has done this many times. and those guys are sharp. and that's why we're sending people there to learn from them. >> typically a million people visit new orleans leading up to mardi gras and this year another 150,000 will be in town of course for the super bowl. we are here on bourbon street street. a lot of people are celebrating mardi gras here. it's quiet now. take a look behind me. but you can see some of this charm that new orleans has to offer, much like san francisco. and also like san francisco, new orleans is a famous location for hollywood filmmakers. in fact, the big easy is now being called hollywood south. >>> reporter: with hit shows and movies, new orleans is becoming known as hollywood south. >> something to be really thought of. >> reporter: movie projects here more than tripled from ten years ago thanks to a tax incentive to movi
it walking quite a bit in new orleans. very similar actually to san francisco,a pedestrian city. one thing here is they know how to throw a good party and they're throwing not one but two. >>> reporter: mardi gras is well under way in new orleans, two weeks of nonstop parades, booze and beads. but this year, the festivities serve as bookends for the super bowl. >> we control crowds better than anybody in the world hands down no question about it. and this year, we want to do something even more. >> reporter: that's because 150,000 people are expected for the big game alone and even more for the last week of mardi gras. >> our police department has more experience than any other police department in the nation in managing large crowds because we do mardi gras every year. it's the equivalent of a super bowl every year. >> reporter: they are working around the clock including the dozens of mounted officers lining the streets in the french quarter. here safety is priority. there's one trick to keeping the peace in new orleans. >> our officers learn f
gras or are you feeling the kind of the super bowl thing kind of taking over new orleans? >> i think in the next couple of days we have been asking everybody about the super bowl. they obviously know it's coming. but they are too busy with mardi gras right now. but i think things will die down in the next couple of days when it comes to mardi gras and then they can focus on the big game. and we have seen banners around, 49ers banners so, you know, they are ready for football. >> now, you have one set of beads so far? y need to work it. >> no, i have many, many beads. they are on the floor right now. i can't reach them. every color you can think of, green, purple, gold, and i also got thrown some beads that had little footballs on it. so we're doing well. >> that doesn't surprise me, i'm sorry to say. >> hey. when you're in rome, right? [ laughter ] >> exactly. enjoy. >> all right. all right. so new orleans is like i said it's preparing for about 150,000 to 200,000 people to visit their city. more than $400 million is supposed to be co
, that's moving into new orleans right now. and that is going to produce some very heavy rainfall as the system moves on by with the gusty winds and the possibility of lightning strikes too. so going to be a wild half hour or so as the system slides by. quiet in the bay area, clear to the coast. 30s, 40s and 50s. this afternoon milder, 50s and low 60s yesterday, today probably a good 2 to 7 degrees warmer. how long will this nice weather stick around? we'll talk about that coming up. right now let's check the roads with gianna. >> thank you, lawrence. we have some mass transit delays to report. ace train number one is about 7 minutes late. so just a little slow not too bad though. looks like they will hopefully get back on track shortly. the rest of mass transit on time. bart, muni, caltrain no delays. through the altamont pass, we are seeing a few brake lights out of tracy into the livermore valley. 20 minutes now as you work your way towards 680. so give yourself some extra time. in fact, the rest of the east bay not doing too badly. outs
know the proper way to say new orleans? the locals will let us know next. >>> hi, i'm meteorologist lawrence karnow in the cbs 5 weather center. starting out a little chilly this morning, lots of sunshine now. will that continue over the next few days? or do we have some rain on the way? we'll talk about that coming up. on the grid-iron.. advertisers will be battling it out during the super bowl commerical breaks.. a thirty-second spot during a >>> doritos! the 9ers and ravens go at it on the gridiron and advertisers are battling it out on the commercials. 30-second ad costs $4 million just for air time. one commercial from volkswagen said to cost more than $10 million to produce, air and promote online. >>> it will take a big check to buy out hostess. little debbie just might do it. a published record says the owner of the little debbie snack cakes will pay as much as $30 million to buy the drakes brand that includes devil dogs and yodels. hostess is expected to formally announce bidders later in the week. >>> californians will skip out on a n
the sights, sounds, and celebrities in town. kristen berset joins us live from new orleans where the team is starting to settle in. what a week ahead, kristen. >> reporter: yeah, anita, they have so much coming up this week. like you said, they arrived earlier today. we got our media badges and we are in new orleans when we get our own set of beads. we'll be taking those out with us. but everybody is getting settled in. the media is starting to fill in the room and we'll be hearing from ravens head coach, john harbaugh, and some of the players, as well. they all got on their charter flight this morning. you know, a trip that they have been, you know, trying for years to make. it's been 12 years in the making for the baltimore ravens to make it back to the super bowl. they had a nice little three- hour flight today. they got to enjoy the weekend with their family. and when they landed around 3:30 this afternoon at new orleans airport, they boarded the buses and had this huge contingent of motorcycle policemen escorting them here to the hilton river side, which is right down by harris for
. >> them media continues in new orleans as the ravens prep for the shoe burble -- the mania continues in new orleans as the ravens prep for the super bowl. >> it is cold here. we're not complaining. and i am sure it does not faze the ravens. they are so balanced. so much so that ray rice may not be getting as much attention as he is used to carry o. >> ray rice is certainly accustomed to being the star on offense. now, how is he handling all that? he also has a budding star right behind him in bernard pierce. >> the ravens tie-line offense has joe flacco on the star of sports"illustrated -- "sports illustrated" twice. rice has not dazzled with highlights. mostly it offering ground- pounding yards. does that sit well with someone who is very much enjoyed his rise to nfl stardom? >> i do not have to be the center of attention. and i know i am a playmaker on the team. my number will be called fairly often, but there are other guys out there that can do it as well. >> everyone pretty much place for each other. we all know our capabilities and tried to play to the full extent of that. that
. >>> reporter: mardi gras is well under way in new orleans, two weeks of nonstop parades, booze and beads. but this year, the festivities serve as bookends for the super bowl. >> we control crowds better than anybody in the world hands down no question about it. and this year, we want to do something even more. >> reporter: that's because 150,000 people are expected for the big game alone and even more for the last week of mardi gras. >> our police department has more experience than any other police department in the nation in managing large crowds because we do mardi gras every year. it's the equivalent of a super bowl every year. >> reporter: they are working around the clock including the dozens of mounted officers lining the streets in the french quarter. here safety is priority. there's one trick to keeping the peace in new orleans. >> our officers learn from their first days of service that when you're in a huge crowd of people by yourself, you have to make friends and talk to people and work with people and that crowd will support you no matter
orleans it's chilly. >> i got 49 degrees in new orleans right now. what a change in a high there today michelle, only 57 degrees. here in the bay area it's colder. patchy fog in the valleys, temperatures in the 30s and 40s. but we're in for a gorgeous day ahead. we'll talk about that coming up. let's check the roads with elizabeth. >> we are following some breaking traffic news right now in sunnyvale. this is a live look. northbound 101 approaching fair oaks avenue. we have a big rig accident and traffic is slow going. that accident is blocking three lanes right now. as you can see the truck in the accident not overturned but it was damaged. we also understand there's some damage to the guardrail in the area and light pole. a little fluid in the area so a lot of wood be debris in lanes. so traffic alert in effect. you may want to use 280 in the meantime. you have much more coming up. >>> one of the san francisco 49ers team members is apologizing for comments he made this week here in new orleans. the team is also apologizing and with more on tha
. the focus was back on the practice field. >> a taste of new orleans. jennifer franciotti got your hands dirty. she will tell us all about it. >> a very soggy start to the morning. downtown baltimore got soaked. good morning. i am stan stovall. ldwell. sarah call whi >> we have some school closings to tell you because of power outages from the storm. it came down very hard last night. >> anywhere from 1-4 inches of rain. when it is in the 60's in january, you know something is going to give. right now it is dry around baltimore. there is some rain east of town. 52 at the airport. the temperatures are going to continue to drop. slowly falling temperatures and it will be windy, 30-35 miles per hour. there could be additional power outages. >> good morning. we have some problems left over from the heavy rain. parts of york road are closed because of flooding in the cockeysville area. also some flooding south on york road. westbound 50, we have some debris blocking the right lane. there is an accident at sandy point state park. york road at, harrisburg expressway, things are moving fine. it
, thank you for that sneak peek. den sis just part of our teen in new orleans. michelle will join us live from new orleans starting tomorrow at 4:30 a.m. on cbs 5 eyewitness news this morning. >>> well, the sup iser bowl means big money in the city in charge of hosting it. it does snot mean san diego will get a boost, too. cbs 5 reporter is in san francisco with a look at how the city benefits from the big game, don? >> reporter: that is right. neither team is from new orleans but that does not mean their hometowns are not going to get a hit, a financial hit. the reason may be because the fans just feel so pumped about their team's winning. >> what say super bowl worth to the rest of us? economists who tried to estimate the value come up with big numbers like $435 million for host city, new orleans. another claims people in the hometown of the super bowl contender like san francisco get an income boost of $120 a year in personal income, why? because we feel better about ourselves? >> it is good for the economy. absolutely it is good for the econo
about number 5? >> we're not going to new orleans for nothing else but for another ring back to baltimore. we love you, we love you, we love you. we're going to give it everything we got. >> ain't no better team than baltimore. >> this is awesome. >> we got two tickets to paradise. >> shortly before 1:00, ed reed let the fans and the team in a final sendoff. >> baltimore on the three. 1, 2, 3, baltimore! >> both teams are now in town. fans are starting to arrive. martti draw is happening. security is very tight. -- mardi gras is happening. security is very tight. >> one thing you may not think about this early is security. security is very tight in and around the superdome. there are more than 1300 federal agents in town to assist with security to make sure everything goes off without a hitch. with more lanes in the world spotlight, security is more important -- with new orleans in the world spotlight, security is more important than ever. >> it is just beneath the that of the national security event. >> special agent in charge of homeland security says the super bowl falls b
are talking about, and that is the super bowl just days away. the team has arrived in new orleans. the ravens landed earlier this evening. over the next few days so will thousands of raven's fans. they can fit right in with the mardi gras atmosphere. as for the city of south new orleans, they are qualified to hold a big event like this. we go live to explain why. >> it seems like it is everybody's favorite city. it is beautiful. you can see it is decorated for the super bowl. this will include the ravens and forty-niners colors. you can see the purple and gold. it is quiet. tomorrow is going to be of that house when they gather for media day. they will face the assembled masses. i am not seeing too many fans. we expect they will start trickling in tomorrow. that is all right. that to share some of the things that make this town unique. there may be no other american city like new orleans. it is a place you can enjoy a of steel drummer and steps away a jazz combo. stroll through the french market, and you will encounter the magic of this guitar-violin to row. and you're also likely to meet com
ramirez. it's that meta message. >> part of that message is dennis o'donnell in new orleans with thousands of journalists in new orleans. it's atough job but somebody's got to do it. >> reporter: come on, man. i was here at 2:00 in the morning last night. i couldn't get a taxi. and i had to walk all the way home. so it is a tough job every once in a while, allen. but i got to tell you, both teams are present and accounted for. the 49ers last night, the ravens came in today with the big business of football. last year 159 million viewers watched the super bowl and the media was a big reason why. at first glance you think you had walked into the superdome or one of those wild super bowl parties. but this, folks, is the media center, the hub of the nfl network featuring my old broadcast partner eric davis. >> it's not like i'm working in a coal mine. it's not like i'm having to work for a living. this right here is tons of fun and i just get to do more of it. who can complain about being here this week? >> the number of media here is rec
>> next at 11. 49ers super bowl bound. the team touched down in new orleans a week before the the team touched down in new orleans a week before the su i'm i'here treprovpr that matini bai bel beeeseee packsac a who wle lot l somethmeing spg ialia insidnse thisth littlitwax wack why ghyo ord oinar try trthe spe ialia zip ziel felshnesh that haonly clyomes es from momini bai e niceni! yes! hey, gy,irls. lswant tnt per pct ct snack acaccesscey? it's t'totaltaly na ral,ra10 0% del diousioheeshe tasty. see?se good ooingsinealleado do come imen smalsmpackpaess like rue bies!es girlgilikeliubieub.. mini bniabybelyb cheeshe from the t laughaug cog have avyou lau ughed hedaya at 11. >> 49ers faithful gathered in san francisco to send off the niners.before they headed out to new orleans for next week's super bowl show down. hours later the 49ers touch down in new orleans. >> plus -- cars stopping traffic on a major bay area highway. so they can do this. (male announcer) this is the bay area news station, kron 4 news starts now.in another big story. >> hardcore niners fans cam
they had to do now we're going to new orleans. theravens showed up and shut down the patriots on their home turf. the party is on. >> it will be harbaugh versus harbaugh. we have team coverage from all over. . >> the ravens came to new england to settle the score can and boy did they. we're goingto new orleans for superbowl 47. jamie, ray lewis said it best, it's our time. >> i'm tell you what, what we saw in that stadium, we will never forget, am i right? . >> no kidding. you're talkingabout probably 5,000 ravens fans that made the trip up here and citied after the game. terrell suggs staying after and diving into the stand sglgs ray lewis goes out there and has a prayer circle with his teammates and then makes one o' of the most emotional speeches i've ever heard. just incredible. >> we have adam jones and michael phelps, they were part f o' the celebration. 28-13,we're going to new orleans roosevelt leftwich. >> you can't beat it. therewere people in the stands going on stub hub trying to see what kind of tickets they can get. >> we'll send it back to baltimore. . >> all right. y
this morning." we're in super bowl park at jackson square new orleans, our broadcast home for the next three days and we are thrilled to be in new orleans. >> it's a beautiful set and we have lots of news ahead in this broadcast. >> and a great game coming up on sunday. >> great game. >>> we begin in alabama where a hostage drama has been going on for more than 36 hours. >> a man took a child captive after shooting and killing a school bus driver and manuel bo or jorques is in midland, alabama. >> reporter: so far authorities are tight-lipped they've not released the name of the suspect or the child who is believed to be unharmed but is still a hostage. police cars blocked the dirt road leading to the site of an armed standoff now entering its third day. the suspect allegedly forced his way onto a school bus tuesday and confronted the driver. there were more than 20 children on board. the bus driver refused a request to turn over a child, any child. >> he started telling him he needed a kid because something about the law coming after him, and then he shot the bus driver.
of how the 49er fans are reacting in the bay area. we will go live to our abc7 news team in new orleans with an up to the minute look thereafter the big game. >> speaking of new orleans we continue our coverage with what coaches' parents had to say. >> larry beil begins our team coverage outside the superdome. hi, larry. >> hi, dan. we start with the news of the day and that is defensive back chris culliver backing off comments he made in a radio interview. he told the shock jock that he did not want to see any gay players on his team. take a listen to the clip. >> gay guys, any of them approach you? >> i don't do the gay guys. >> are there any on the 49ers? >> we got no gay people on the team. they have to get up out of here. >> is that true? >> that's true. >> now, the 49ers immediately issued an apology. they said there is no room for discrimination in their organization. late today culliver issued his own statement. i am quoting now, the derogatory comments i made yesterday were a reflection of thoughts in my head, but they are not how i feel. it has taking me seeing them in print t
area. we will go live to our abc7 news team in new orleans with an up to the minute look thereafter the big game. >> speaking of new orleans we continue our coverage with what coaches' parents had to say. >> larry beil begins our team coverage outside the superdome. hi, larry. >> hi, dan. we start with the news of the day and that is defensive back chris culliver backing off comments he made in a radio interview. he told the shock jock that he did not want to see any gay players on his team. take a listen to the clip. >> gay guys, any of them approach you? >> i don't do the gay guys. >> are there any on the 49ers? >> we got no gay people on the team. they have to get up out of here. >> is that true? >> that's true. >> now, the 49ers immediately issued an apology. they said there is no room for discrimination in their organization. late today culliver issued his own statement. i am quoting now, the derogatory comments i made yesterday were a reflection of thoughts in my head, but they are not how i feel. it has taking me seeing them in print that they are hurtful and ugly. culliver i
this in 2000. we are not going to new orleans for nothing. we love you. we love you. we love you. we will give it everything we've got. >> ain't no better team than baltimore. >> we got two tickets to paradise. >> shortly before 1:00, ed reed let the fans in a final sendoff. >> baltimore, of the three. 1, 2, 3, baltimore! >> you do not have to be in baltimore to find a ravens fans. we found plenty of people in new orleans who are rooting for the purple and black. there is a lot to do if you are a big football fan. inside these walls is a football fans paradise. every item of nfl and memorabilia that you can imagine. super bowl xlvii extravaganza. there is no shortage of ravens gear. we could not help but notice a fair share of shoppers wearing purple. they are big fans of number 52 and they are from new orleans. >> i am glad that baltimore is here. i am a big ray lewis fan. >> for this louisiana native and a ravens fan, it is all about ed reed. >> i go to every football camp every year. football camp is every -- is very fun. >> do not have the opportunity to take a picture with real players? t
park in new orleans. >>> new details on a 5-year-old held hostage by a gunman who police say killed a school bus driver. >>> deadly tornado and floods in much of the southeast. >> drew brees, mayor mitch landrieu, james carville and mary matalin are all here. >>> we begin with today's "eye opener" yore world in 90 seconds. >> we have no reason to believe that the child has been harmed. >> a child hostage grows desperate in alabama. >> police are still negotiating with the gunman who has taken the 5-year-old boy hostage. >> after shooting and killing the school bus driver yesterday -- >> you wouldn't think anything like that would happen, especially around here. i guess bad things happen everywhere. >> violent storms are hitting the south. it's caused two dozen tornadoes. >> chuck hagel could face questioning --s u. >> you r you missed that point completely. >> gun control debate taking center stage on capitol hill in dramatic fashion. >> the time is now. you must act. >> the 1,000-mile-long line of violence of deadly storms. nectar get, new england. tornados, strong winds, flooding.
for new orleans for the super bowl. the send off this afternoon coming up. >> and a nightclub fire claims the lives of hundreds. the building violation that may have made the situation worse. >> complete bay area news coverage starts right now, this is ktvu channel 2 news at 5:00 p.m. >> good evening. i am eric rasmussen. >> i am heather holmes. >> to new orleans and a live look at the louie armstrong international airport in new orleans, the san francisco 49ers just landed a few minutes ago. a full week ahead of the super bowl. >> turn up the voloom now, the -- voloom now, the team left this -- volume now, the team left this afternoon. the baltimore ravens will arrive tomorrow. >> and in other news. >>> police were in a neighborhood where aman was shot and killed -- a man was shot and killed last night. the friends are mourning the sudden loss. ktvu's ann rubin is live with new information in this ace. ann? >> reporter: gunman, they need witnesses to come forward. >> reporter: a large group of friends gathered to light a candal and say a prayer. he was bunked down saturday as we was walk
. >> one down, one to go. the san francisco 49ers touchdown in a new orleans yesterday. >> the ravens head down to the the you see later today. >> george lettis is live downtown. we star with mindy basara. she is in new orleans this morning. >> hi. we got into town yesterday afternoon. getting to our hotel was a bit of a challenge. so much energy here. so much activity. we went to get our press credentials. notice the color of the beads, purple beads. we did a little shopping. there is a football fans paradise. lots of ravens stuff. there are plenty of new orleans native that are ravens fans. >> i am glad to have it here. i am glad that baltimore is here. i'm glad ray lewis is here. >> check this out. how would you like to have your picture on a football? mindy basara, wbal-tv 11 news. >> that is very cool. >> what a great idea. >> thank you. george lettis is live with a preview of today's big sendoff. >> we're live at the inner harbor amphitheater. the stage is set. you can see the tents. the ravens bus will come here. they will talk to the fans a little bit. we will talk to some folks. w
and 49ers will happen in new orleans next sunday. the city said after years of preparing, it's ready to host the biggest sports party of the year. natash rob cordrayins has more. >> reporter: for two years, the -- natasha robins has more. >> reporter: for two years, they worked on it and completed a task that other cities would consider overwhelming. >> our great city, new orleans, is ready for mardi gras and we're ready for the super bowl xlvii. i guarantee it. >> reporter: 5,000 members of the media are starting to arrive. >> and it's, in fact, the largest media platform in history. the tv viewership was over 1 heaven million viewers. >> reporter: stories are being told on the international stage about new orleans. as super bowl 47 approaches. >> reporter: and to -- judge and to take this opportunity to show the rest of the world how far new orleans has come. >> for a city that seven years ago was 15 feet under water and the last on every list in mark that mattered. we find ourselves in -- in america that mattered. we find ourselves on the world stage. >> reporter: the goal is to w
for her to read it. >> amazing. >>> well, coming up, how san francisco saved new orleans from making a terrible mistake. >>> and a bay area woman goes for a walk. next thing she knows, she's going over a cliff. >>> and don't be fooled by the cute face. proof that house cats are really little killing machines. >>> things are pretty active back east. we had severe weather roll through new orleans. 30 different tornadoes touching down in the southeastern u.s. for us, nothing but sunshine. when is that pattern going to change? what about super bowl sunday? we've got your forecast for that. speaking of the super bowl, more pictures that you've sent in. go niners! >>> well, you know, new orleans and san francisco are two very different places. >> but many new orleans people say they owe san francisco a very big thank you. and not because of the super bowl. michelle griego found out it's because of a freeway. >> reporter: we are on the patio of this beautiful home, just right across from the french quarter. if that freeway had been built, this b
in new orleans at mid-afternoon and enjoyed a rather large police escort to the hotel. that's where we caught up with the team. players could not stop talking about the excitement. >> that's baltimore, man. that ci is awesome. and you know, i told john and i told a couple of other guys, i said this feeling is great. this feeling is great, this send-off is awesome. but there's nothing better than coming home as world champions. >> the fans were crazy. you know, they had the music going, and there was thousands of people there, and everybody was excited. they were doing the raven chant that they do. we were kind of all on the way to the airport pretty excited about that. >> and of course now it's back to business for the guys. everybody else enjoys everything that new orleans has to offer. coming up a little later in sports, we'll hear more from the guys. plus jim and john harbaugh react to comments from president obama. that's coming up. for now we're live in new orleans. i'm kristen berset. back to you guys in the studio. >>> wusa 9 is the place to be for the super bowl. we've got the
until the weekend to start our super bowl partying but in new orleans, the party never stops. cbs 5's michelle griego is spending the week there learning all about the big easy and she found out the bars never close unless they want to. >> it never closes. >> it never closes. we never close. we shut down the bar to the public for three hours for the christmas party and because that's by invitation, otherwise we're opening 24/7, 365. >> reporter: new orleans is also one of the only u.s. cities where it's legal to drink on the street. the bars even give out plastic to go cups so you can sip and stroll. >>> a 9ers super bowl win could make the bay area the center of the sports universe and san francisco city leaders are looking at taking full advantage of that. cbs 5 political insider phil angelides at insider phil matier reports. >> reporter: first we had to get the bet out of the way. here's the mayor and we'll take it from there. >> we haven't gotten all the details. but mayor of baltimore is a real bright lady. i really like her. stephanie raw
in the world. can't wait to see all the fans who will be down in new orleans. we can't wait to see you in the superdome. we want to hear you loud, all right? all the fans who aren't going to baltimore, or a going to be going -- you're going to be going. you know why? you're going to be in our heart. >> reporter: the visit was quick. they went to the airplane where they board the plane to take on the 49ers. we'll have reports all week. roosevelt leftwich, abc2 news. >> thanks a lot. what a great story. abc2 is heading to new orleans, not just for the big game but to do some good. we are teaming up with the st. bernard project to help katrina victims. today christian schaffer caught up with one nola ones -- homeowner. >> reporter: a lot of people might think new orleans already as help but they need more. that used to be a house and this empty lot used to be a school. one homeowner got back into her home. one, two, three -- welcome home! anytime you move into a new home it has special but for this resident who has been out of her home for more than seven years, today is something more. >
the frenzy leading up to the super bowl. we'll go to katie live in new orleans. good morning, katie. >> good morning, eric. we are inside of daisy dukings. i haven't got to the breakfast yet. free refills on coffees and fillos bloody mary's guess who knew that? mike nicky, you guys ask him why . the coffee here is special, new orleans known for the hickory coffee and one of the more famous place system cafe dumon and crazy to go there and not get the beniet. even the harbaughs know that. our crew ran into jim and sarah harbaugh and the cafe with the kid and seeking out the delicious benyette. he waited decades to get one. jim, not so much. >> how were they? >> oh, my gosh, i dried to get here 35 years and they are worth it it was definitely worth the trip. yeah, it good. katie liked them, too. jim wants a hot dog. >> what is wrong with your husband? hot dog in new orleans when there is crawfish and jum balleta. >> he's vanilla and easy. that's the good thing. ♪ >> that is too funny. they let us back in the kitchen and you can see how they make those things. by the boat load deep fried and
. the city of new orleans has been preparing for two years. it's a lot of work. projects included a $305 million renovation at the airport. $336million in upgrades at the super dome. the city's convention center got a makeover and a $75 million allotment was spent on highways, streets, and sidewalks, and streetcars. the mayor says it was a big task, but his city is ready. >> for a city that seven years ago was 15 feet under water and the last on every list in america that mattered. now we find ourselves in a city that is on the world stage. this is a huge effort and the big story is, this is not the end of the road for us. >> city leaders hope to wow the world and bring another super bowl back to the big easy in 2018. >>> and if you're lucky enough to be going to the super bowl in new orleans, you are extra lucky. not only are you going to see great football, you're going to one of the greatest party towns. cbs 5 reporter got some tips from a new orleans native. >> what is there to do in new orleans besides the four hours you might want to spend at the super bowl? well, you heard of m
>> i am mindy basara live in new orleans. wasting no time having fun. >> we will talk to some fans that are already here. >> how lawmakers plan to overhaul the immigration rules. >> we are keeping an eye on some icy weather. the forecast as we continue. [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> you're watching wbal-tv 11. live, local, late-breaking. this is 11 news today at 6:00 a.m. >> good morning. happy monday. i am sarah caldwell. >> i am stan stovall. thanks for joining us for 11 news today. we have snow falling. >> we will hit 60 in baltimore. we're transitioning from the could to the bad. --s no over at the airport light snow at the airport. 38 this afternoon. there could be a problem this morning. ava marie is live on tv hill. snowflake said were sticking together -- snowflakes were sticking together. >> i'm starting to hear pings of ice. i can hear it bouncing off of my jacket. we got a burst of heavy, wet snow. this stuff on the pavement accumulated this morning. there will be some slipper
with gun rights supporters on both sides of the aisle. >>> let's party a bit down in new orleans. wusa9 anchor andrea roane there is for our glitz and blitz team coverage. at super bowl xlvii, hey, andrea. >> reporter: hi there, derek. look where i am, on stage at snug harbor here with the uptown jazz orchestra and its leader delcio marsalis and we'll listen to them play a little, but this is what louisiana is all about, great food, great music and it's all right here at snug harbor. ♪[ music ] >> reporter: i've got to talk to the leader, delcio marsalis and what's it like being here with this group in your hometown knowing that fans all over the world are coming to hear this music? >> we love it. we love to have the local folks. we love to have folks from out of town, all over the world. we like to bring the blues and some swing to people and that good old new orleans groove. >> reporter: it's snug because everybody is close. what's it like when your audience is right there on top of you? >> it's great. we have fun no matter what the situation is. this is especially special. somet
what's happened this week here in new orleans after an article was published on s i.com that claims ravens linebacker ray lewis used deer ant ler extract which contains a substance that's banned by the nfl. in 17 seasons lewis has never failed a drug test. he says it's just irritating that someone would think key. >> i had a heck of a relationship and too much respect for the business, and my body, to ever violate like that. so to entertain foolishness like that from cowards who come from the outside and try to destroy what we've built, it's sad to even entertain it on this type of stage, because this type of stage is what dreams are made of. >> reporter: and more controversial news out of new orleans. yesterday 49ers cornerback chris culliver made anti-gay remarks saying he wouldn't welcome a gay flairn locker room. he also said the 49ers didn't have any homosexual players, and if they did, those players should leave. crueliver backtracked tonight saying the derogatory comments were a reflection of thoughts in my head but they are not how i feel. those discriminating feelings are n
arrived! the ravens touched down in new orleans early this afternoon. john harbaugh got the best of jim last year, in the brothers' first meeting in the nfl, but he still has a ways to go to even the score from some of their battles growing up. >> jim was ahead of his time. he was bigger and stronger than all the kids his age. he hung around with me and my friends all the time. and he was good enough to take it to us, you know, on a pretty regular basis. it's big in michigan, hockey. we played hockey, basketball, we wrestled. we played seven sports when i was in seventh grade. whatever the sport was, mom had us in there. now that i've got kids, i think i can figure it out. but no. jim was a great competitor. you played hockey with jim and you got bounced around. that was pretty much true for every sport, though. >> reporter: alongside is my coanchor, michelle griego. what amazes me is that any town can host two harbaugh brothers at the same time. but turns out they can do a whole lot more. >> there's a saying here. it's let the good times
. >>> countdown on for super bowl xlvii. both seems in new orleans and so is wusa9. >> you got that right. we're going to have reports from andrea roane and kristin fisher coming up later this morning. but now we get more before sids's big game. >> reporter: it's the distinct of new orleans jazz, the trombone, the clarinet, and then the smiles. >> i was born and raised. i've been here 58 years. i would never go anywhere el. this is my home. >> reporter: the city is gearing up for two how long back-to-back events nicknamed super gras. first the super bowl this sunday. it is the tenth time new orleans has hosted but the first since katrina. >> i love the 49ers. i've been liking them -- [indiscernible] >> reporter: then just nine days later, mardy gra. the two events will bring in one million visitors, 100 million viewers worldwide and nearly $1 billion in revenue. >> what can you imagine that time period is going to be like? >> either a really good decision or a really bad one. you get to decide. >> this is a country on to itself. new orleans from uptown to st. bernard parish line, there's alwa
of blitz and glitz in new orleans today and we're not just talking about our wusa9 blitz and glitz team. >> we are talking about super bowl media day. the players and coaches from both teams are literally blitzed with questions amid the glitz of about 85,000 cameras from everywhere. >> andrea roane anchors our team coverage live from red fish grill in new orleans. hi aa. >> reporter: hi, anita. hi guys. it's great to be talking with you live from new orleans. my hometown. lesli, i know you have family here, so you know what i'm talking about. sitting in the middle of a seafood restaurant. this is what louisiana is all about. you were talking about media day. the frenzy of media day. it's media all over. 5200 media people are here and in fact, we are sharing this with e entertainment network. they just did something on the seafood here. the streets are teaming with people. not that the teams are here. their fans are starting to stream in and that is music to the ears of the citizens and the businesses here in new orleans. this is potentially a half a billion dollar wind fall, just thi
was planning to ravens. >> they are playing better team in new orleans. when is the first thing becomes your mind witwhen someone says the new orleans. >> the food! >> you can bet that they're also going to remember. >> they are consistently very good. >> the spells get an extra week to prepare for the super bowl. >> we can rest up and get some extra time off. >> as for what his next they will go to new orleans on the sunday. they will have a week of prop for the super bowl. in the santa clara, kron 4 news. the will of a week of-preparations. justin smith straight to the point when it comes to his team in the upcoming super bowl. for the first time since over the atlanta falcons the niners took to the practice field on wednesday. as to you can bet 49ers fans will colin kaepernick didn?t to new orleans this comingin a controversial move. top of questions for the new mattress models, but sleep train's huge year end clearance sale ends sunday. get beautyrest, posturepedic, even tempur-pedic mattress sets at low clearance prices. save even more on floor samples, demonstrators, and closeout inven
. the baltimore ravens in new orleans ahead of super bowl 47. today at the superdome, it was packed with photographers, reporters, and fans to hear from players and coaches. and some of the talks centered around religion and his alleged use of a banned substance. we are joined live from the superdome. this is a big story for the media. is this a distraction for the team right now? >> no, he has gone through this before, 12 years ago on the heels of the trial atlanta. for ray lewis, this is experienced territory, stepping into the national spotlight and getting hit from all angles. today, sports illustrated claiming there is a link between ray lewis and a substance similar to hgh. swats is a company whose owner is on -- take a call between him talking about a banned substance. ray lewis did not want to promote a story that he said was 2 years old and would not give more attention to the writer of the story. he has used products from the company, but none of those products are on the banned substance list. >> that was a 2-year-old story that you want me to refresh. i would not give hi
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